How to nicely vacate tenant out of property with rising damp?

by Readers Question

16:29 PM, 11th July 2018
About A year ago

How to nicely vacate tenant out of property with rising damp?

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How to nicely vacate tenant out of property with rising damp?

Hello all, Looking for advice on how to best get my tenant out of my property so I can treat rising damp, paint it and sell it.

My tenant has rented my terraced house in St Helens for the last 5 years now with many ups and downs, rent arrears, catching up, having moved a big dog in and 20 fish tanks to breed fish which has contributed to the damp.

The damp needs treating and he insists I need to rehouse him for a month which is impossible with the amount of stuff he has.

I have put the property up for sale with the tenant wishing to stay and sell to another landlord …. he has now stopped paying the rent due to illness.

He has nowhere to go and now says the damp is bad for his health.

Antoinette



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Badger

18:24 PM, 16th July 2018
About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Wyn Burgess at 14/07/2018 - 08:31
beat me to it!

I also have just invested in a copy of Jeff Howell's excellent book after having been caught out by one of these shyster "damp proofing" crooks recently.

I really REALLY should have known better.

In fact, I *DID* know better but I had forgotten.

I am currently weighing up whether to take them to court.

Some possibly useful links:

https://www.heritage-consulting.org/damp-surveys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I8LsHyzqmU&index=13&list=PLECF3E519833B7080

https://dampexpert.com/#/products/heat-recovery-ventilation/kair-single-room-heat-recovery-ventilation-unit.html

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